Thanh Do is a multi-cultural Asian restaurant. Here, guests can enjoy classic dishes from China, Thailand, Vietnam and Japan. The inside of the restaurant actually reflects the type of food being served in that not only is it of a distinct Asian influence, but there are several takeaways from American culture as well.
Chef and Owner Thom Pham has created a menu that celebrates all aspects of the culinary traditions of the people of Asia. The best way to order at Than Doh is to do so off of the wok menu. This allows guests to choose their protein and vegetables without having to commit to an entire dish. If guests don't want to order a wok entree, they can sample one of the many curry dishes available, like a cranberry curry or a Thai-style yellow curry. Finally, there are several Chinese classics like General Tsos chicken with fried rice.
The staff, especially those that answer the phone are extremely rude. The male staff that I have placed take-out with are short and cut customers off when trying to place orders. They have a reputation as being a RUDE staff and continue to live up to that consistently. For now on I'll be going across the street to the sisters place, Wok in the Park.
After 9 years of dining here regularly, I think I will try Wok in the Park next time. It keeps going downhill. Lots of confusion between hostess and servers on happy hour. Prices not the same online and in restaurant. My meal was mostly carrots.
As usual, the food is consistently excellent. Although our server was attentive and kept us updated about the delay with our entrees, it did take longer than usual for our meals to come out of the kitchen. This was on a Sunday evening; restaurant was moderately busy. Fortunately we were not in a rush and enjoying the company. This is one of our favorite places for consistently good food and would always recommend even if it takes a little longer some times.
Let me preface by saying that in 2010 we held our grooms dinner at Than Do for 35 people. EVERYTHING about our experience was fantastic! We have been going there several times/year since and it is/was our daughter's favorite. We were there Thursday night with our four adult kids. They were really really busy and we sat outside. Our wait staff was great: friendly and attentive. We could not believe how "off" the food was!
Steak Pad Thai - chewed and chewed the meat and had to spit it out and just eat noodles.
Cranberry Chicken - loaded with white onions - and I mean loaded - the chicken was stringy and the sauce not a good as prior visits (this is our favorite dish)
The Crab cake - first one came out room temperature - pre-made?. We sent it back and second one came out blackened on outside and this time luke warm.
Drinks - were delicious...refreshing (we did some cocktails)
Really shocked at the caliber of food when it is usually exceptional. Will we try again? Yes, but only one more time.
I have been going to this restaurant for 9 years. It was always my favorite when I lived down the street. I was really disappointed during this visit to discover several of the dishes have been removed from the menu, including my favorite Garlic Lover's. Also, all the traditional options that were kept from the original Kowloon restaurant have disappeared. My fried rice was good but I was sad to see it has been scaled down significantly.
Have never been disappointed here. It's a sure bet. My husband and I have enjoyed everything we've tried. They have great cocktails and a nice selection of beer too!
We try and make it to Thanh Do every so often. Never disappoints, food and service is very good and consistent. Probably some of the best egg rolls in the Twin Cities but a tad on the greasy side. Overall, though, we really like their food and quality. Highly recommend you at least give it a try if you're into Asian or Asian fusion type food.
it was not our first dinner here and the food was better before.
We still are going to come back and hope that the last visit was just a bad exception.
The food was really good but the service was a little slow. It seemed like there was not many servers on the floor, our server did a really good job considering how many table she had to manage. It is a small place, a large group not recommended unless it's slow time or you take over the entire restaurant. We had the Thai curry, Vietnamese noodle, oyster chicken wings, tuna tartar. Really good. Ginger martini was fabulous.
First of all, we were there 15 minutes early for our reservation so we only had to wait 5 minutes for a table. That was the highlight of the evening. We waited forever for our drinks, forever for our egg rolls (which were delicious by the way) and forever for our food (over an hour). We were seated at 7:05 and left at 8:30 after eating for 5 minutes before asking for to go boxes. On top of all that, the restaurant didn't check me in for my open table so I had to prove that I actually ate there. We won't go back.